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West Coast SLK Owners only will Meet August 13th, 14th & 15th 2015 Legends of The Autobahn

Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts invites all SLK'ers from the West Coast areas to join us for this event.


Thursday 8/13/2015
First SLK's will meet at Gherkins 171 8th Street Montara, CA 94037(650) 728-2211
http://www.eatgherkins.com
After lunch we will drive down to Aptos/Capitola area to check in to our motels.
Don & John will be staying at the
The Rio Sands Hotel is nestled in the quiet Rio Del Mar neighborhood of Aptos in the county of Santa Cruz--minutes south of the city of Santa Cruz and just 35 minutes north of Monterey and Carmel. The Rio Sands is located an easy, two-minute flat walk away from Rio Del Mar and Seacliff State Beaches where you can enjoy 20 miles of walkable sand.
http://www.riosands.com/
After checking in we will have dinner at the most romantic Restaurant on the West Coast called the Shadowbrook, but we will have to make reservations 28 days in advance, around 6:30pm through Open Table.

http://www.shadowbrook-capitola.com/home/home.php
 

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Friday 8-9am
Complimentary breakfast in the Buffet room at Rio Sands hotel
or walk over to the Pixie Deli 111 Venetian Rd, Aptos, CA 95003
(831) 688-1115 and purchase a breakfast burrito and coffee. I love their Breakfast burritos.


9-10am go for a 1 mile walk on the promenade.
10:30am Leave for the Legends of the Autobahn in Monterey.


Friday night dinner reservations at Cafe Rio in Rio Del Mar for 24 at 5pm. is currently full for our SLK group members who responded earlier.
We are trying to get more reservations, not sure if we can Sorry.:frown:

More reservations can be made but not at the same time in groups of 4, 6, or 8. Please make your arrangements through Cafe Rio at 831/688-8917 ASAP. As I cannot make these reservations. Maybe consider a 5:30 or 6:00 pm reservation when you book it.


After dinner maybe a bonfire on the beach? Camp fire songs anyone?
 

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Complimentary breakfast 8-9am at the Rio Sands or purchase a breakfast burrito at the Pixie Deli.


9-10am go for a walk on the promenade.


10:15 meet for the drive.
Drive maybe to Mount Lick observatory or somewhere between Los Gatos-Davenport-Felton area.

Lunch at Zelda's in Capitola
http://www.zeldasonthebeach.com/

Back to Public parking in Capitola for Lunch.

Back to Aptos for a Bon-fire on the beach to tell camp fire stories and eat s'mores etc...
 

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Two early for me to commit just yet, but will save the date and do my/our best to be there. May show up a little early and enjoy wine country as well, if Janie is able to get the time away from work.
 

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The Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts are inviting all SLKers from Northern California, SoCal., Oregon, SLK NW, Nevada, Arizona, for an event spanning 3 days (Thurs. 8/13, Friday 8/14 & Sat. 8/15) along the California coast, with scenic ocean drives, great SLK friends, great food and a wow factor!

NOTE: PLEASE MAKE YOUR HOTEL RESERVATIONS NOW if you’re considering attending this SLK event! The Rio Sands Hotel (where Don & John are staying) is already over 90% booked for this period (you can always cancel reservations later if necessary). Aptos - Santa Cruz - Rio Sands Hotel - Aptos - United States

West Coast SLK MEET & LUNCH:
August 13th Thursday,
Meet: 12:45 – 2:00pm , GHERKIN’S Sandwich Shop, 171 8TH Street, Montara, CA 94037 (near Half Moon Bay)
650-728-2211 Gherkin's Sandwich Shop

Depart: 2:15pm.After lunch on Thursday, we will drive down the coast to the Aptos area on a scenic ocean drive along CA Hwy1. We’ll then check into our hotels and get settled in before dinner. A number of us will be staying at the Rio Sands Hotel in Aptos, which will be our home base (116 Aptos Beach Drive, Aptos, CA, 95003, 800-826-2077), Aptos - Santa Cruz - Rio Sands Hotel - Aptos - United States ((Don & John are making this hotel their home base - they have stayed here many times before).

We will have dinner at the beautiful and romantic Shadowbrook Restaurant, provided a preselected menu is below.

MEAL SELECTIONS FOR THE THURSDAY 8-13-15 DINNER AT THE SHADOWBROOK RESTAURANT IN CAPITOLA

We need to confirm dinner meal selections for our Thursday, August 13th dinner at the romantic Shadowbrook Restaurant in Capitola. Our reservations there require pre-selections from the following meal choices for each person (SEE BELOW). Our deadline for getting these meal selections to the restaurant is coming soon. If you are planning to attend this dinner event please respond by email August 1st.

Please provide the full name of each person in your party who is attending the dinner with their meal selections for First Course, Entrée and Dessert.

The cost estimate at this time for each meal is (before beverages) will be approximately $80.00 (we will provide you with the final cost once we get a final head count on the meals). We have made a deposit of $1250 for the room and the meals. You will need to reimburse me in cash for your party’s dinner cost that evening. Beverages are not included in the meal cost and can be ordered using your personal credit card from the server for each couple.

We will meet in the cocktail lounge at 6:00pm. We will have our own room, the beautiful Wine Cellar Room. The dinner will begin at 6:30pm. We will have the room for 3 hours.

Price is approximately $80.00 per person, which includes 8.75 % Capitola Tax, 19% service/gratuity charge and a private room fee of $250. The room can accommodate a minimum of 26 people and a maximum of 46.

First Course (Pre Select One)

- CAESAR Petite Romaine hearts, shaved Parmesan, sourdough crouton
- SHADOWBROOK’S FAMOUS HOUSE SALAD Baby spinach, mango-chutney vinaigrette, red grape tomatoes and candied pecans

- B.L.T. SALAD Baby iceberg lettuce, vine ripe tomato, house bacon, butter crouton, Danish bleu cheese dressing
Entrée Selections (Pre Select One)

- PACIFIC RIM KING SALMON Sea greens, ginger-wasabi sauce, ponzu sauce, Miso vinaigrette-julienne vegetables and sesame seeds.
- GARLIC HERB ROAST CHICKEN served with roasted root vegetable, whole grain mustard chicken jus
- SLOW ROASTED PRIME RIB 8oz Cut Garlic-whipped potato, creamed spinach, horseradish cream and Cabernet jus
Vegetarian (Pre Select One)
- FORAGED MUSHROOM CREPES (VEGAN) Buckwheat crepes stuffed with sautéed mushroom and herbs, Porcini cream sauce
Desserts (Pre Select One)
- SHADOWBROOK CHOCOLATE MELTDOWN A rich, dark chocolate cake with a molten truffle core
Served with fresh whipped cream
- VANILLA PANNA COTTA Served with fruit sauce GIZDICH FRUIT PIES Served with fresh berry coulis

Shadowbrook Restaurant,1750 Wharf Rd., Capitola, CA 95010 Shadowbrook Restaurant

Friday morning (8/14) we will drive to Monterey to the famous LEGENDS OF THE AUTOBAHN event and have lunch there. Nicklaus Club, 100 Pasadera Drive, Monterey, CA 93940 Legends of the Autobahn 35 miles, 45 min., Hwy 1

Friday evening (8/14) DINNER - Rio Cafe Rio Del Mar We have reserved already 24 people only. Currently we have already filled the 24 people reservations. Sorry.

·Saturday (8/15) will we lunch at ZELDA’S ON THE BEACH, 203 Esplanade, Capitola, CA 95010. Zelda´s on the Beach


If you plan on attending, PLEASE REPLY TO THIS EMAIL ASAP ([email protected]) TO LET ME KNOW - SO WE CAN GET A RUNNING COUNT ON POTENTIAL ATTENDANCE.

This will be a great event with lots to do and see (particularly beautiful ocean views and beaches) and lots of fun.

SEE DETAILED ITINERARY BELOW

Don Owen
916/489-6936
[email protected]
Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts


SLK WEST COAST MEET 2015 MONTEREY-APTOS
ITINERARY DRAFT AUGUST 13-15, 2015
THURS. AUG. 13, 2015
12:45 – 2:00pm MEET & LUNCH:
GHERKIN’S Sandwich Shop, 171 8TH Street, Montera, CA 94037 (near Half Moon Bay) 650-728-2211 Gherkin's Sandwich Shop
2:00pm – 3:30pm DRIVE: MONTERA TO APTOS, 70 miles, 1hr 20min, Hwy 1
RIO SANDS HOTEL, 116 Aptos Beach Drive, Aptos, CA, 95003, 800-826-2077, (Don & John are making this hotel their home base, they have stayed there many times before). Aptos - Santa Cruz - Rio Sands Hotel - Aptos - United States

3:30 – 4:00pm HOTELS CHECK-IN
5:45-6:30pm Cocktaills at theShadowbrook
6:30pm DINNER: THE SHADOWBROOK RESTAURANT,
1750 Wharf Rd., Capitola, CA 95010 Shadowbrook Restaurant
(From Rio Sands Hotel in Aptos, only 4.9 miles, 11 min driving, 14 min with traffic)
9:30pm
DEPART BACK TO HOTELS
10:00 -11:00pm
COCKTAILS (the following are a short walk from the RIO SANDS HOTEL):
CAFÉ RIO Cafe Rio - Aptos, CA.

SEA BREEZE TAVERN The SeaBreeze Tavern - The SeaBreeze Tavern


FRIDAY AUGUST 14TH
BREAKFAST (ON YOUR OWN)
9:00-10:00am
MORNING BEACH WALK - HISTORIC CONCRETE SHIP (The Palo Alto) and pier. Seacliff SB 1.5 miles of paved walking paths along beach near Rio Sands Hotel.
10:00-10:30am
MEET: RIO SANDS HOTEL (Barbecue Area by Pool), 116 Aptos Beach Drive, Aptos, 95003

10:30am – 11:15am
DRIVE: APTOS TO MONTEREY
RIO SANDS HOTEL to LEGENDS OF THE AUTOBAHN, Nicklaus Club, 100 Pasadera Drive, Monterey, CA 93940 Legends of the Autobahn 35 miles, 45 min., Hwy 1
11:15 – 1:15
EVENT: LEGENDS OF THE AUTOBAHN


1:15 -2:15
LUNCH: at LEGENDS OF THE AUTOBAHN EVENT
FREE AFTERNOON & DRIVE BACK TO HOTELS INDIVIDUALLY
5:00pm: dinner at Cafe Rio
7:30pm: BEACH - SUNSET WATCHING
10:00pm - RETURN TO HOTELS

SATURDAY, AUGUST 15
BREAKFAST (ON YOUR OWN)
9:00-10:00am
MORNING BEACH WALK
HISTORIC CONCRETE SHIP (The Palo Alto) and pier walk. Seacliff SB
1.5 miles of paved walking paths along beach.
10:00-10:30am
MEET: 10:30am-11:30am Capitola public parking lot
Drive: 11:30am
LUNCH: ZELDA’S ON THE BEACH, 203 Esplanade, Capitola, CA 95010
831-475-4900 Zelda´s on the Beach
12:00-1:00pm
WALK OUT TO CAPITOLA WHARF RESTAURANT Wharf House Restaurant for Dining on the Wharf in Capitola California
RETURN DRIVE HOME (OR OTHER, IF STAYING SATURDAY EVE)

ASAP IF ATTENDING PLEASE MAKE HOTEL RESERVATIONS & EMAIL DON OWEN – [email protected]
 

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My Girlfriend (California girl) would love to do this, but since its summer and she is a realtor, that is her busy time of the year.

I made the hotel reservation and see how the summer goes and if she can take the time off. I can drive out and she could fly in.

So we are a maybe at best right now.
 

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Ok so I am reviewing the dinner menus for the Shadow Brook Restaurant Thursday August 13th 2015. We will meet at 5:45-6:00pm for cocktails in the Shadow Brook Bar, at 6:30pm we will be seated for dinner. We have placed a $2000.00 deposit and we must meet their minimum (My deposit is refundable if cancellation is made 30 days in advance, if room change or date change is made 30 days or more in advance prior to the scheduled event. We then can cancel that reservation and look for some place else to go to.) A minimum of food and beverage of $1250.00 in sales excluding gratuity (19%), service charge & a sales tax (8.75%) is required for the exclusive use of the designated events room which means at least 22-45 people. We must leave promptly at no later than 9:15 or they will charge us, an additional $100.00 an hour after 9:30pm. Cocktails must be purchased at the bar just like in the past. Cash is expected no separate checks $75.00 approx. per person (more details later). This is the best I could do for this event, I did try checking with other Restaurants and they were nearly all in the same price range without the ambiance and reputation of the Shadow Brook Restaurant. This will be an unforgettable romantic Restaurant SLK memory that all will cherish the rest of their lifetimes. Menu selections will be forthcoming soon and a response will be needed with your selection for each individual attending. I am asking for a final commitment that you will be joining us no later than June 14th 2015 with each persons menu selection.:smile:
Once we reach the 45 person limit that's it no more so let me know ASAP.
 

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Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts invites all SLK'ers from the West Coast areas to join us for this event. [/URL]
Newbie from Socal. Would like to attend, will depend on if I can arrange dialysis near the event on Friday. If not, would like to come up either Thurs. or Sat. - if I have to choose, which would be better?
 

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If you have to pick a day to skip Dialysis I would skip Dialysis on Thurs and try to get Dialysis done Friday in the morning if it's available.

SLK event on Thursday drive down the coast as well as Dinner should be the best part of the SLK Event trip. Friday's Legends of the Autobahn should be good too, we may do a short drive on 17 mile drive and then head back to Aptos for Dinner at the Rio Cafe around 5:00pm.

I hope the link below helps.

Kidney Dialysis center Capitola
Satellite Healthcare: Traveling

Feel free to call me :smile:
 

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Thanks. I will check and let you know asap.


If you have to pick a day to skip Dialysis I would skip Dialysis on Thurs and try to get Dialysis done Friday in the morning if it's available.

SLK event on Thursday drive down the coast as well as Dinner should be the best part of the SLK Event trip. Friday's Legends of the Autobahn should be good too, we may do a short drive on 17 mile drive and then head back to Aptos for Dinner at the Rio Cafe around 5:30pmish.

I hope the link below helps.

Kidney Dialysis center Capitola
Satellite Healthcare: Traveling

Feel free to call me :smile:
 

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Al Glover sorry you can't make maybe next year.
 

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Not going to be able to make this, will have family visiting that week. I will cancel my room today.
Sorry Bruce you can't make it.:frown:
 

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MEAL SELECTIONS FOR THE THURSDAY 8-13-15 DINNER AT THE SHADOWBROOK RESTAURANT IN CAPITOLA

We need to confirm dinner meal selections for our Thursday, August 13th dinner at the romantic Shadowbrook Restaurant in Capitola. Our reservations there require pre-selections from the following meal choices for each person (SEE BELOW). Our deadline for getting these meal selections to the restaurant is coming soon. If you are planning to attend this dinner event please respond by email August 1st.

Please provide the full name of each person in your party who is attending the dinner with their meal selections for First Course, Entrée and Dessert.

The cost estimate at this time for each meal is (before beverages) will be approximately $80.00 (we will provide you with the final cost once we get a final head count on the meals). We have made a deposit of $1250 for the room and the meals. You will need to reimburse me in cash for your party’s dinner cost that evening. Beverages are not included in the meal cost and can be ordered using your personal credit card from the server for each couple.

We will meet in the cocktail lounge at 6:00pm. We will have our own room, the beautiful Wine Cellar Room. The dinner will begin at 6:30pm. We will have the room for 3 hours.

MEAL SELECTIONS

Price is approximately $80.00 per person, which includes 8.75 % Capitola Tax, 19% service/gratuity charge and a private room fee of $250. The room can accommodate a minimum of 26 people and a maximum of 46.
First Course (Pre Select One)

- CAESAR Petite Romaine hearts, shaved Parmesan, sourdough crouton
- SHADOWBROOK’S FAMOUS HOUSE SALAD Baby spinach, mango-chutney vinaigrette, red grape tomatoes and candied pecans

- B.L.T. SALAD Baby iceberg lettuce, vine ripe tomato, house bacon, butter crouton, Danish bleu cheese dressing
Entrée Selections (Pre Select One)

- PACIFIC RIM KING SALMON Sea greens, ginger-wasabi sauce, ponzu sauce, Miso vinaigrette-julienne vegetables and sesame seeds.
- GARLIC HERB ROAST CHICKEN served with roasted root vegetable, whole grain mustard chicken jus
- SLOW ROASTED PRIME RIB 8oz Cut Garlic-whipped potato, creamed spinach, horseradish cream and Cabernet jus
Vegetarian (Pre Select One)
- FORAGED MUSHROOM CREPES (VEGAN) Buckwheat crepes stuffed with sautéed mushroom and herbs, Porcini cream sauce
Desserts (Pre Select One)
- SHADOWBROOK CHOCOLATE MELTDOWN A rich, dark chocolate cake with a molten truffle core
Served with fresh whipped cream
- VANILLA PANNA COTTA Served with fruit sauce GIZDICH FRUIT PIES Served with fresh berry coulis
 
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